Smog & Soot: National Standards Review & Revision

Case Overview

This 2003 lawsuit set the stage for limits on smog pollution from power plants and other sources. We negotiated deadlines with the Environmental Protection Agency to propose standards for ozone, a precursor to smog, by June 20, 2007. The EPA’s weak protections mean more pollution for our cities and neighborhoods.

Case Updates

July 12, 2017 Document

Motion for Summary Vacatur Ozone delay

Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
May 27, 2015 Article

Big Oil: Masters of Deception and Inhumanity

The oil industry has hit a new low in cooking the numbers to stir up unwarranted fears that tighter ozone standards will negatively impact the economy.

The National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.
December 18, 2014 Article

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping

Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen explains why 2015 is the year when we must resolve to quit our carbon addiction.